A new medical marijuana dispensary has set up shop in a rather convenient location across the street from Plaza Liquor, and it only took four years for owner Lee Hoffman to make this dream a reality.
Hoffman now operates the only such facility in the immediate Plaza area. Located at 1004 W 45th St., Missouri’s first Local Cannabis Company (yes, that is its actual name), stems from a California-based partner group that also has locations in Massachusetts and Ohio.
After launching with a soft opening in early November, Hoffman and his small team of less than a dozen employees expects to get between 50-60 med-card holding customers per day once the operation gets up to full speed.
“We have high expectations,” Crystal Ortiz, assistant manager at Local Cannabis, says.
The first several weeks of business have mainly consisted of making sure employees are trained for their respective job descriptions, receiving and organizing product shipments, and planning the marketing and partnerships that will help get the word out.
“We’ve got live sugars, live resins, our local brands, vapes, gummies, chocolates, drinks,” Hoffman says, motioning to the shelves. They also have a robust selection of concentrates like dabs, which,